International IT services supplier GFT Group and Nolio, the leader in application release automation, have today announced a partnership agreement in response to the continuous delivery demands that the financial services sector faces.
The drive for new technologies in banking has increased the need for continuous delivery, a steady stream of application updates to end-users, supported by automated continuous deployment capabilities.
Christopher Ortiz, Managing Director at GFT UK, explains, "It is no longer competitive for financial institutions to be issuing releases in large infrequent blocks. Today, the demand for automated application releases means that banks have to reconsider their traditional assumptions about how developers and operations teams work together. It's all about fast and frequent". He continues "Through this partnership, GFT's financial sector clients can have the benefit our technological and systems integration experience combined with the industry's most mature and scalable release automation solution from Nolio".
The combined GFT and Nolio offering aims to breaking down the silo structure within financial organisations that can impede projects. Focusing on the USA and European markets, GFT will implement Nolio's application release automation software at multiple financial services customers and enable them to achieve true Zero Touch Deployments.
Eran Sher, Co-Founder and EVP Business Development at Nolio, explains, "GFT has long-standing relationships within the financial services industry in Europe and the technical implementation expertise our customers are looking for". He goes on, "continuous deployment encourages the development and operations teams to work alongside each other, reducing release cycles by immediately deploying code. Nolio's software standardises business processes and automates complex release processes, which reduces manual errors and time spent managing application releases, as well as improving deployment quality across the application delivery chain".